This job opening is being advertised for advance planning purposes pending formal approval of the relevant funding and staffing structures. An appointment may be terminated or post level adjusted in accordance with the Staff Rules for such reasons as abolition of post or reduction of staff or committee funding approvals, for example in the event that the funding for the post is not approved or the mandate of the mission is not extended. The selected candidate is expected to commence work 16 October 2017.This “Recruit from Roster” job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected. The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential.
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH), in the Conduct and Discipline Unit. The United Nations Security Council adopted resolution 2350 (2017) deciding the creation of MINUJUSTH which is mandated to assist the Government of Haiti to strengthen rule of law institutions in Haiti; further support and develop the Haitian National Police; and engage in human rights monitoring, reporting, and analysis among others. MINUJUSTH is a non-family mission. The Chief of Unit, Conduct and Discipline Officer will be based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Within the delegated authority the incumbent will report to the Chief of Staff.
Within delegated authority, the Conduct and Discipline Officer will be responsible for the following duties: • Advises management on all issues related to complaints about and questions on alleged acts, omissions and improprieties committed by the mission’s civilian, military and police personnel. • Identifies trends/patterns, lessons learned and best practice relating to conduct and discipline issues with a view to furthering mission’s objectives in policy development, preventive actions and awareness-building initiatives. • Provides information to UN personnel on the UN rules and procedures in place that regulate conduct and discipline. • Oversees case management, as well as undertakes reviews of alleged misconduct by UN peacekeeping personnel; receives and documents complaints, gathers information and determine whether further investigation is warranted. • Liaises with the UN’s Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) and with missions’ investigative entities on investigations into allegations of misconduct, in order to ensure effective follow-up. • Reviews and analyzes investigation reports prepared by investigative entities in field missions, or OIOS, and prepares recommendations for further actions by the mission. • Takes the lead in identifying, establishing and maintaining contacts and partnerships with UN and other actors (national and international) with a view to pursuing the agenda for conduct and discipline activities and ensuring participation and effective integration of ideas in the planning and realization of such activities. • Provides input for the development of various processes, monitoring and control mechanisms to facilitate coordination, implementation and evaluation of conduct and discipline activities. • Oversees data management and tracking of all forms of misconduct for all categories of peacekeeping personnel; develops systems to monitor the implementation and effectiveness of the mission’s efforts to address and prevent misconduct. • Keeps current on developments and trends in the field of conduct and discipline and proposes strategies to increase awareness of UN peacekeeping personnel on the UN standards of conduct and measures to prevent instances of misconduct, (e.g. assists in the development and implementation of awareness raising programs, including through the provision of training on conduct and discipline matters) and develops mission-specific measures to detect personnel misconduct and ensures compliance with UN standards of conduct. • Contributes to the development and implementation of public information and community outreach measures on conduct and discipline issues. • Organizes and/or undertakes quantitative and qualitative research and analysis on the consistent application, within the mission, of UN and DPKO policies, procedures, and guidelines related to various aspects of conduct and discipline work; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions; produces progress and briefing reports. • Carries out regular reporting functions (e.g. quarterly reports to senior management containing statistical analyses on conduct and discipline activities and recommendations resulting from the analyses, etc.); organizes and prepares written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc. • Engages in day-to-day coordination of activities with other mission components (e.g. legal officers, personnel, security, training, child protection etc. and UN entities). Manages and supervises junior staff. Performs other duties as required.
PROFESSIONALISM: Demonstrated proficiency in the fields of conduct and discipline, dispute resolution, law, human rights, social sciences or human resource management; Shows pride in work and in achievements; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows Persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations; Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.EMPOWERING OTHERS: Delegates responsibility, clarifies expectations, and gives staff autonomy in important areas of their work; Encourages others to set challenging goals; Holds others accountable for achieving results related to their area of responsibility; Genuinely values all staff members’ input and expertise; Shows appreciation and rewards achievement and effort; Involves others when making decisions that affect them.BUILDING TRUST: Provides an environment in which others can talk and act without fear of repercussion; Manages in a deliberate and predictable way; Operates with transparency; Has no hidden agenda; Places confidences in colleagues, staff members and clients; Gives proper credit to others; Follows through on agreed upon actions; Treats sensitive or confidential information appropriately.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in the field of law, human rights, human resources management, or other related fields. Familiarity with administrative, labor, criminal and/or military laws and principles is desirable. A first-level university degree, with two (2) additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in positions in the field of conduct and discipline, law, human rights and/or human resources management. Experience in gathering and analyzing information and problem-solving. Experience with the application of UN rules and regulations related to conduct and discipline is desirable, as well as experience in UN peacekeeping missions.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English or French is required with a good working knowledge of the other.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on “The Application Process” and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.The screening and evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: no amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.
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